We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Some of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) signals green light for Alaska Refuge drilling!

by Outraged! Thursday, Jan. 04, 2001 at 11:27 AM

CHARLES SCHUMER: "... You know, the question here is exploration of oil. That’s a big position for the secretary of interior. We’re going to need more oil and natural gas in America."

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) signals Congressional green light for Alaska Refuge drilling!

From ABC News “This Week” interview with NY Senator Charles Schumer 12-31-00:

[Top of show:]

SAM DONALDSON, ABCNEWS What do the president-elect’s Cabinet choices reveal about his plans to govern? …

ANNOUNCER That’s This Week. Now, from Washington, Sam Donaldson.

JOHN YANG (VO) For interior secretary, Gale Norton, a former Colorado attorney general who is a protege of James Watt, Ronald Reagan’s first Interior Secretary. She immediately took a stand sure to draw fire from environmentalists.

GALE NORTON, INTERIOR SECRETARY-DESIGNATE We should explore opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas exploration.

[Later interview with Schumer:]

SAM DONALDSON All right. Senator Schumer, let’s go on to another appointee or someone that the president-elect has nominated, Gale Norton to be the secretary of interior. A spokesman for the Sierra Club said this the other day, ‘our view is this is James Watt in a skirt,’ because she once worked for James Watt, a former secretary of interior. What do you think?

CHARLES SCHUMER Well, I don’t know if I’d go that far at this point. You know, the question here is exploration of oil. That’s a big position for the secretary of interior. We’re going to need more oil and natural gas in America. We—we’re on the verge of an energy crisis. And I think this is the place where the president can compromise. We Democrats have adver—advocated real conservation measures, such as making SUVs and minivans meet the cafe standards.

Republicans have said more exploration. This is a place where you can get sort of environmentally sensitive new exploration, as well as conservation, and deal with our energy crisis. It’s a great area for President Bush to work on a bipartisan basis and, in fact, Senator Susan Collins, a Republican in—of Maine, and I are asking him to support a proposal we have, for a quick, bipartisan energy commission which could deal with these kind of issues.

ABC News “This Week” 12-31-00


Report this post as:

© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy